Passenger ships require a tremendous amount of power to operate, but that doesn't mean that they can't be eco-friendly, as the revolutionary M/S Viking Grace vessel proves.
Operated by the Finland-based Viking Line, this ship makes use of what is called the Rotor Sail Solution, a high-tech mechanism wherein cylinders are used to harness wind power. The system utilizes the Magnus effect, wherein the impact of wind on a spinning cylinder is used to generate thrust, with high-tech sensors monitoring and measuring wind power so as to optimize thrust and increase savings.
With a capacity of 2,800 passengers, the M/S Viking Grace ship proves that passenger ships can lead the charge for more eco-friendly maritime transportation.
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